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Toys-for-Tots Helps with Holiday Giving

posted Oct 15, 2019, 1:43 PM by Kristin Snell

by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

Every year the Salvation Army helps local families provide a brighter holiday for their children. Once again, the San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center is delighted to play Santa’s Helper by interviewing moms and dads to gather ideas for their children’s wish lists. Although the initial goal for Toys-4-Tots is to provide playthings for children, in some cases clothing and footwear may also be requested. San Juan Ridge parents who wish to participate in this wonderful program will be able to drop by the FRC to sign up for holiday gifts from now through November 14th anytime during business hours. Prior to coming, parents are advised to talk with their kids to get gift ideas based on their interests, needs, and desires. We also advise parents to take note of children’s current sizes if they plan to request clothing or footwear.

The Salvation Army will inform parents by mail as to when gifts can be picked up at the Family Resource Center. Usually occurring around the Winter Solstice, Nevada County Sheriff’s Deputies and Posse merrily emerge from trucks and vans laden with holiday surprises for eagerly awaiting families. Over and over again we are deeply moved by the generosity of those who work tirelessly and give freely so that all children may have a Happy Holiday. We at the Family Resource Center look forward to sharing in our families’ holiday preparations by helping to make their children’s dreams come true.

Note to Families: Please remember that the absolute deadline for registering for gifts is November 14th!